U.S. Museums See Rise in Unions Even as Labor Movement Slumps

Workers at nearly two dozen American art museums have created collective bargaining units in recent years to push for better pay and working conditions.

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De Blasio’s Costly Legacy: The Biggest City Work Force Ever

The budget soared under Mayor Bill de Blasio, who significantly expanded the size of New York City government. The next mayor, Eric Adams, might have to rein it in.

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NY Edges Closer to Pre-Covid Life, as City Workers Return

The city’s more than 300,000 municipal employees must report to full-time, in-person work on Monday. Many of them are not happy.

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New York Edges Closer to Prepandemic Life, as City Workers Return

The city’s more than 300,000 municipal employees must report to full-time, in-person work on Monday. Many of them are not happy.

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Unions Spurn N.Y.C. Parade Honoring Essential Workers

Several unions have declined to participate in a ticker-tape parade that was meant to celebrate the workers who kept New York City running through the pandemic, citing low pay and a contract dispute.

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Mayor Ends Remote Work for 80,000 in Signal to Rest of New York City

Office workers will return starting May 3 in a move that is intended to broadcast a message that New York is reopening for business.

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Why Child Care Staff Had to Show Up While Teachers Worked Remotely

The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.

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Natural History Museum Union Files Complaint Over Coronavirus App

The app would have asked employees to report if they had a fever and any new symptoms each day. Some see it as an invasion of privacy.

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Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

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How N.Y.C. Struggled to Protect the Workers Who Still Had to Show Up

More than 200 city workers have died from the coronavirus. Many municipal employees, from caseworkers to police officers, don’t have the luxury of working from home.

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